Citroen C5 Aircross Latest Updates
The Citroen C5 Aircross is all set to hit the Indian markets soon and it’ll enter a very busy compact SUV segment. The company is all set to bring the car to India by 2020. The C5 Aircross will take on the likes of the Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tucson and the upcoming Kia SP2i SUV. The SUV will be produced at the company's Hosur-based facility in Tamil Nadu with about 95 per cent of local content going in. The new Citroen C5 Aircross was unveiled last year globally. Measuring 4500 mm in length, the SUV boasts of a compact appearance with a wide grille up front and sleek looking split headlamp design complete with LED daytime running lights. The SUV also gets black lower body cladding for a rugged look. At the rear, the C5 Aircross gets flamboyant taillights with twin exhaust tips and a black bumper. There are roof rails added too for more practicality and butch appeal on the SUV.
Inside, the Citroen C5 Aircross SUV is a five-seater and comes with a host of creature comforts. The SUV gets a 12.3-inch TFT-digital instrument screen and gets 20 new age driver assistance features including Highway Driver Assist, a level-two autonomous driving system, as well as six advanced connectivity technologies. Safety tech on the C5 Aircross includes multiple airbags, smart headlamps with an auto high beam feature, attention assist, cross-traffic detection, blind spot assist, hill-hold assist and more. The SUV also gets a digital instrument console.
Power on the Citroen C5 Aircross SUV will come from both a 1.2-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engine options with output ranging from 130 bhp and 180 bhp. Both units will come paired with the automaker's new EAT8 automatic transmission as standard. The C5 Aircross is a two-wheel drive vehicle but does get Grip Control, which is similar to Land Rover's Terrain Response System. It is to be noted that Groupe PSA along with AVTEC owns the Greenfield facility in Hosur in a 50:50 joint venture, and already produces the engines and the transmission for exports.